Very slow game
Recently purchased settlers 7 and started playing the game, seem ok for a while then the game started to become more and more slow, to the extent that it would be almost impossible to Play.
I have a acer aspire laptop with....2ghz, 800mhz, 2mb 1.2 cache.
4gb ddr3, nivia geforce 9400m g.
this machine has been played on a 12mb internet connection as well as with a 20 mb connection, it seems to be the same on both.
just wondering if there is something wrong with the game or if there is some kind of upgrade. ( i have upgraded the latest version )
Ubisoft Support Staff NCSA
First make sure that you have the latest drivers installed for your system. Below is a link that will describe how to get the latest driver updates:
You may be experiencing problems because of some of the processes
running in the background of Windows. Too many can interfere with a game's
proper function. To eliminate some of these extraneous processes, you
can put your computer into a "selective startup". However some
programs may need to be disabled manually, such as your antivirus and other
To put your machine into a selective startup, on your keyboard press the
Windows key + R at the same time to bring up the Run command. Delete
anything on the Open line that you'll find there, and type in the word
MSCONFIG. Click on OK, and that will bring up a program called the
System Configuration Utility.
Look down the list of startup items (not the tab labeled Startup), and
choose Selective Startup (if it is not already selected). If you don't
see this, make sure you've clicked on General, near the top of the
window. Once you've chosen Selective Startup, uncheck 'Load Startup
Items', and leave "Load system services and Use original boot
checked. Once you're done here, click OK, and let it reboot your computer.
Your Windows environment may look different and you may get an error
relating to your sound device not working (ignore this for now). Try
running the game again. If the game loads and seems to be working, the
problem is most likely related to one or more programs you have scheduled
to load with Windows. You can then revert the settings back the way they
were, and in a trial and error fashion, disable some programs using
the startup tab (in the msconfig utility) to try to find the culprit.
Hi thanks for your response, it certainly has improved when you start playing but as time goes by, it tends to be sluggish, but not as bad as b4.